Kristi's April 2020 Health &
Greetings all, I pray you are well
amidst these times of uncertainty in the pandemic.
I hope you are able to stay safe, stay connected via
social distancing, and you are finding time to do the things you
love to do even if at home. In occupational therapy, we
emphasize the importance of meaningful occupation, and habits,
roles and routines in maintaining well being. In order to
maintain personal and mental health here are some suggestions:
1- Continue to find ways to get your daily exercise. Right now
in Minnesota we can still go outdoors (it is advised not in
heavily public places but with social distancing)- a walk, run
or bike ride can do much for the soul. Be sure that any exercise
regimen is approved by your health provider.
2- Continue to maintain good nutrition- this is so important for
our immune systems in these times of Covid-19.
3- Maintain meaningful and healthful habits and routines.
Sometimes when we are at home we let our habits and routines
completely shift (including sleep patterns), as much as possible
maintain the routines that contribute to your mental and
physical well being.
4- Take breaks from the Internet. I personally know that
too much Internet time can affect our health. It is important to
do our jobs, and to stay connected, yet too, watch the number of
hours sitting at the computer. As a professor all of my
classes are now online, thus requiring extensive computer time.
I find it important to take breaks to do other meaningful
activities, to exercise, to go for runs, and to spend time in
5- Remain socially connected. There are many ways to
remain socially connected during this time of Covid-19. Let us
maintain those connections with those loved, and too may we all
remember those who are shut ins, lonely, or at risk.
Blessings to each of you!
This year marks our 25th year on the MS
150! As of now the event is still on, however I will
keep everyone apprised of the plans.
Over the years the event has become very meaningful to us
as a couple of our long time members have developed MS,
and too, we have friends and family members affected by
MS. Through the years our team has now raised over
$150,000 to fight MS! We would love your support
again this year! Please click on the links above the
fine photos from last year's training rides and MS event
:)! Again we will follow the Department of Health and
CDC's recommendation during this time of Covid-19.
Here's a couple of photos from the past MS 150 events:
2008- Team pic on the Bridge
2012 some of the team- (In memory of Ione- in
Left- dad (right); was the oldest at 85 riding in 2018
Last year's teams- the 24th Purple
You can support or join the team at the following links:
You can support here:
Kristi's MS 150 Team: